The annual Camberwell Art Show is one of Australia’s most acclaimed art shows and this year leading law firm Parke Lawyers has taken out the gold sponsorship of the event.

Parke Lawyers is proud to be associated with an event that attracts more than 2000 painting entries from around Australia and attracts thousands of visitors.

The show runs from July 7-16 at Melbourne’s Swinburne University Advanced Technologies Centre in Burwood Road, Hawthorn.

The Camberwell Art Show, now in its 52nd year is organised by Camberwell Rotary Club which has raised millions of dollars for community groups and organisations in Australia and overseas. Last year the show raised $100,000 with the money distributed to projects including polio eradication, Foodbank Victoria, Victorian bushfire relief, Boroondara Cares drought relief program and Homeless Initiative, Royal Children’s Hospital, Prostate Cancer Foundation, Camp Getaway, desk and computer equipment to Africa and Asia, BASS aged care facility, youth suicide research project, Friday Night School, National Youth Science Forum, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Swinburne Young Mums Program.

Parke Lawyers Managing Director Mr Jim Parke says, “The Camberwell Art Show is a centrepiece of art and culture not only for Melbourne but for all Australians, showcasing our great talent.

“Parke Lawyers commends the many accomplishments of the Camberwell Rotary Club during the past 50 years of the art show.  We are delighted to be the gold sponsor of an event run by a committed group of volunteers, where all funds raised are channelled back into communities making them stronger and better places in which to live,” Mr Parke says.

Camberwell Art Show organising committee member Brenda Innes says, “A feature of the event is the art awards which sit just behind the Archibald Prize in regards to prestige for Australian artists.

“The prestige is testimony to the quality and selection of art works, and constant evolution to reflect changing trends.”

The event also offers educational displays by leading artists who provide painting demonstrations during the course of the art show.

Mr Parke says, “The program helps develop the impressive talent pool of artists we have in Australia and lifts the quality and reputation of subsequent art shows.”